Originally presented on September 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. CDT with Tasha Bergson-Michelson presenting.
Ever teach users to search, only to find they’d forgotten everything the next day? Search tools offer many advanced features, but literate users already possess power searchers’ most important asset: a feel for language. Tapping into that knowledge to visualize ideal sources increases success with article databases and search engines. Learn how to use visualization techniques in your searches, and teach library patrons to increase their success in electronic environments.
Tasha is a professional librarian with 15 years of experience as a research skills trainer, and is committed to decreasing frustration and increasing access among researchers of all ages. Since 2010, Tasha has been a visiting scholar at Google, where she collaborates with librarians and other educators who help people do better quality research and find the information they desire.